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Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a person who likes to make things.

Some things she likes to make:

Children's books.
Grown-up books.
Short films.
Connections with the universe.
Something out of nothing.

According to The New York Times, Amy's award-winning children's books "radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting." Her 16 books for children include Little Pea, Spoon, The Wonder Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, and Duck! Rabbit!.

As for her adult work, Amazon named Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life one of the top 10 memoirs of the decade.

A contributor to the TED conference and NPR, she is currently the host and creator of Mission Amy produced by WBEZ.

Her short films include The Beckoning of Lovely (a feature-length film is scheduled for release on 11/11/11), The Money Tree, The Kindness Thought Bubble, and ATM Always Trust Magic.

Amy lives IRL with her family in Chicago and online at

Experiment: How might I look as a Wanted poster?

Thank You

Lost and Found
The Chicago, Boston and San Francisco installments of the Lost and Found Project are now complete. 150 books were "intentionally left" around each city by a team of 20 friends/Book Hiding Specialists. They left them in places like the freezer at grocery store, shelf at Blockbuster, in the arms of a statue. Quite a few people wrote in to share their (often serendipitous) story of where & when they found the book. Filmmaker Steve Delahoyde documented the hiding of the first batch of Chicago books in this two-minute short film.
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Please help yourself to an Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life anagram on your way out:
All illustrations by Jeffrey Middleton